McAfee president resigns

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McAfee president resigns

One head turns to two.

McAfee has confirmed that David DeWalt has resigned from his position as president of the company.

He will continue as a non-employee member of the McAfee board of directors after serving as president for more than four years. The Intel-owned company has confirmed the appointment of two co-presidents.

DeWalt said: “I'll be leaving McAfee in great hands. We had strong results, a record quarter and a great pipeline of innovation. We have a very strong foundation for the second half of 2011 and I look forward to serving on McAfee's board of directors.”

Michael DeCesare and Todd Gebhart will become co-presidents and will report directly to Renée James, Intel senior vice president and group general manager, and chairman of the McAfee subsidiary. DeCesare is currently executive vice president for global operations, while Gebhart is executive vice president and general manager of consumer, mobile and small business at McAfee.

James said: “With the formation of the office of the president, we have two proven executives with long histories of accomplishment and leadership at McAfee. Intel continues to be very pleased with McAfee's performance in terms of both sales and innovation since the acquisition was announced last year.

“I appreciate Dave's many contributions to the company and look forward to continuing to work with him on the McAfee board of directors. We anticipate a smooth transition and I am confident that the incredibly talented people of McAfee will remain focused on innovation, delivering products and services that help make connecting to the digital world safer and more secure.”

This article originally appeared at scmagazineuk.com

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